Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 2 of the Summer Low Carb Mini-Challenge.
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Day One of the challenge was a challenge indeed! As was Day Two…
I’m second guessing my decision to phase out my coffee creamer.
I’ve been losing weight consistently using the Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Hazelnut Powdered Creamer.
Now I’m gaining weight. Not much, but the scales are definitely moving in the wrong direction this week. 😛
I REALLY need to be focused on fitness and toning. I’m so close to a goal weight, and I hate to get “skinny” and still be THIS flabby. And truth: being crabby about my yucky coffee makes it hard to be in an AWESOME workout mood 🙄 lol. Rah!
Here is my weight on Monday (141.8) compared to today, Thursday (143.2):
I haven’t enjoyed my coffee the last two days, I haven’t felt my best either, and waking up to a higher number on the scales this morning made me realize I need to go at this from another direction.
Drink less coffee, that’s a start. But I find myself replacing that with a Diet Coke, which is not ideal. I’ve had an entire 20oz Diet Coke both of the last two days, which I haven’t done in ages. Switching to straight black coffee seems like the only real option. Blah, I’ll work it out. Today I’ll just go back to my usual though…
Here are my meals from yesterday, including my variety of coffee experiments. I’ll share these food diaries here every day to give you easy low carb food ideas.
Day 2: Wednesday’s Low Carb Meals
I had my usual favorite (healthy!) low carb breakfast. 🙂
It’s 1/2 cup crushed pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries. It came to 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats.
I had several appointments yesterday, so I grabbed a low carb style Frisco Burger from Hardee’s while I was out. Those are delicious! Hardee’s / Carl’s Jr will make ANY sandwich low carb for you. See: Seedrah.com (Hardee’s spelled backwards). 🙂
My dinner… was breakfast. 🙂 An easy one-skillet meal of sausage and fried eggs with a slice of fresh homegrown tomato. This is Tennessee Pride pork sausage. My second favorite is Jimmy Dean brand.
I’ll explain the coffees in the “snack” section of my food diary below… (lol)
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Wednesday:
The Coffee Swap Saga (Is My Weight Gain Related?!)
The list under “snacks” in my food diary above are my “coffee experiments” as I tried to move away from the 6-8 TBSP’s a day of Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Hazelnut Powdered Creamer. Yes I drink too much coffee. 🙂
Yesterday I had 6 mugs of coffee. Here are the 6 coffee combos I had:
- 1 TBSP salted butter & english toffee syrup
- 1 TBSP coffee-mate powdered sugar free hazelnut
- 1 TBSP salted butter, 1 TBSP coconut oil, peppermint syrup
- 1 TBSP coffee-mate powdered sugar free hazelnut
- 2 TBSP Heavy Whipping Cream & french vanilla syrup
- 2 TBSP Heavy Whipping Cream & french vanilla + peppermint syrup
These six coffees came to 4 carbs. If I had used my favorite creamer, it would have been 6 carbs instead of 4. That doesn’t really seem worth it.
The HWC (Heavy Whipping Cream) was the extra carb culprit as it comes out to the same as the Coffee-Mate: 1 carb per mug.
I remembered why I stopped using HWC, too. Because it’s gross! 😛
Not only is it GROSS when your coffee cools off… it clumps up in the container and sometimes get goopy and gloppy like it’s spoiled – but it’s not. I totally forgot how I got turned off by that and WHY I switched to the Coffee-Mate creamer, lol…
I can’t drink that much coffee with butter and/or coconut oil without getting sick. The HWC is the same carb count as the Coffee-Mate, and not nearly as enjoyable. Not even close. 😛 Again, the only solutions are to drink less coffee or “go black” – or just go back to enjoying my hazelnut creamer for now and deal with this later.
I’m inclined to just cut down on the amount of creamer I use AND the amount of coffee I drink. Less coffees with less creamer in each.
That seems ideal… because on top of the weight gain, and the MESS those coffees make in my kitchen(!!), I did NOT ENJOY the last two days. My mood, and my quality of life, suffered dramatically – lol. Ugh!
I mentioned I was out for appointments. I had a checkup with my doc and she was pleased with my recent weight loss (15 pounds since my last visit!) and my A+ healthy blood pressure and test results – especially at my age: a young 43. 🙂
I’m headed back to Greeter Falls today, this time with a group of friends, so I’ll get my exercise in hiking and swimming. 🙂 That’s my FAVORITE kind of fitness.
I find hiking to be such a great workout on the thighs, plus you use such a wide range of muscles navigating natural landscapes. I always end up doing some adventurous rock-climbing too, which is great for my arms!
How are things going for you?
Are you participating in the challenge?
I look forward to hearing from you…
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